Road Safety Week 2023 – 19th-25th November

Nov 16, 2023 | Road Traffic Accidents

The Personal Injury People

In the UK, five people die on roads every day. Every year, Brake, the road safety charity, holds Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign, to bring communities and professionals together to talk about making safe and healthy journeys.

This year, the theme of RSW is ‘Let’s talk about speed’, and for each day throughout the week, Brake are focusing on a different sector connected with the campaign and will be sharing relevant information and resources on each day.

Interim CEO at Brake, Ross Moorlock, said:

“Every time we drive faster than the speed limit, or too fast for the road conditions, we increase the risk of a crash – and we increase the chance that someone will be killed or hurt on the road. The faster you go, the longer the stopping distance and the harder you will hit something.”

How to Participate in Road Safety Week

Schools, organisations and emergency services take part in RSW across the UK every November by educating, speaking about and embracing safe road practices.

In addition, many road crash victims share their stories and help people understand the importance of road safety.

One of the main ways in which you can participate in RSW is observing safe driving practices year-round. This involves following speed limits, avoiding distractions and obeying traffic rules. Similarly, as a pedestrian, you should be mindful of crossing roads safely.

Road Traffic Accident Solicitors

Although there have been significant improvements in road safety, with updates to the highway code that aim to protect the most vulnerable road users, road traffic accidents are a daily occurrence. Injuries suffered in a road accident can range in severity from minor cuts and bruises to catastrophic and life-changing injuries.

At The Personal Injury People, we understand the effect a road traffic accident can have on your life, affecting not just you but those of your family and loved ones. 

If you were the driver or passenger in a road traffic accident (RTA), a cyclist or motorcyclist, or a pedestrian hit by a motorist, you could be entitled to claim compensation for any injury you may have suffered or damages to your property. Even if the accident was partially your fault, we might be able to help.

To speak to a solicitor today, please call 0800 731 7555 or email info@thepersonalinjurypeople.co.uk.